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Business News/ Auto News / MG Motor teases new Creta rival SUV MG Astor, shares feature list

MG Motor teases new Creta rival SUV MG Astor, shares feature list

The MG Astor will come with autonomous level two compared to autonomous level 1 on MG Gloster

The MG Astor will get a new AI featuresPremium
The MG Astor will get a new AI features

MG Motor has revealed features on the new MG Astor SUV which will be pitched against the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. The MG Astor will automatically become the company's cheapest offering in India.   

The MG Astor will use the same platform as its MG ZS EV and is expected to feature a similar design language as well. MG Motor did not reveal the upcoming SUV but shared all the AI-based features that will be available on the car.  

The MG Astor will come with Autonomous Level 2. The mid-range radars and a multi-purpose camera can realize a series of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). 

The first glimpse of MG Astor which will take on Creta, Seltos
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The first glimpse of MG Astor which will take on Creta, Seltos

Under Advanced Driver Assistance Sytems (ADAS), the car will get features such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, lane departure prevention, intelligent headlamp control (IHC), rear drive assist (RDA) and speed assist system among others.

The car will get a iSmart Hub which will provide add-on subscription services depending on the user's demands. The company has partnered with Jio to provide connectivity on the go. The car will get an embedded Jio SIM to provide services. MG car owners will also get access to music on the JioSaavn app.

The company has also tied up with Park+ to help users to book a parking slot beforehand. iSmart Hub will also get MapMyIndia to provide built-in navigation using 4D maps. 

The data being used for all the functions on the MG Astor will be saved on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.  

Speaking about Astor SUV, Rajeev Chaba, President and MD, MG Motor India, said, "As an auto-tech brand, we’ve always introduced breakthrough technologies and now, we are moving forward with Artificial Intelligence. Astor is a step further and a catalyst for disruption with first-in-the-industry and best-in-class features that customers only get in premium/luxury segments. With a relentless pursuit of innovation and software at the heart of the production, our vehicles will continue to provide a smarter and safer driving experience by leveraging AI."

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Published: 18 Aug 2021, 01:04 PM IST
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